Rudin Management Company, a full-service real estate organization managing the interests of the Rudin Family, one of New York City’s largest private owners, operators and developers of first-class real estate, announced that two senior executives have joined the company. Christopher Flynn has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Ray Houseknecht joins as Senior Vice President, Head of Multifamily.
Chris Flynn is responsible for all accounting operations, financial reporting, lender and JV partner compliance, audit and tax compliance, and treasury functions across the organization in his new role. He also serves on Rudin’s Executive Committee. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience across the real estate sector, Flynn served as Chief Financial Officer at Atlas Capital Group, Vice President at Vornado Realty Trust and Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
“Chris’ finance and accounting experience in the commercial real estate industry is a tremendous addition to our organization,” said Bill Rudin, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rudin Management Company. “As a member of our executive team, he will bring his talent and expertise to help the company grow, enhance value, and position our business and our real estate portfolio for the future.”
Ray Houseknecht is responsible for the operation of Rudin’s residential portfolio including leasing, marketing, facilities, design and construction. He comes to Rudin from WeLive by WeWork, where he was most recently the Global Head of Operations and Asset Management. Prior to WeLive, Houseknecht spent eight years at AvalonBay Communities as a Senior Portfolio Director, where he managed the operations of 3,700 residential units, as well as the development and expansion of new assets throughout Long Island. Before AvalonBay, Houseknecht spent three years in his own real estate consulting practice and five years at Heinlein Capital Ventures. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola College in Maryland.
“Ray’s expertise in managing large scale, multifamily operations and leasing efforts will be a great benefit to our company,” said Eric Rudin, Co-Chairman and President of Rudin Management Company. “He has seen every angle of the residential industry, and his dynamic approach aligns with our mission to offer tenants best-in-class service and amenities in the city’s top neighborhoods.”
The announcement comes on the heels of five senior-level promotions at the company, including Samantha Rudin Earls, Michael Rudin and Neil Gupta to Executive Vice President, and Cassie Kulzer and Nick Martin as Senior Vice President. Rudin also recently appointed Andrew Migdon as Executive Vice President and as the company’s first-ever Chief Legal Officer.
About Rudin Management Company
Rudin Management Company is a full-service real estate organization managing the interests of the Rudin Family, which owns and operates one of the largest privately held real estate portfolios in New York City. Among its real estate holdings, which includes the high-tech Dock 72 office tower at Brooklyn Navy Yard, are 16 commercial office buildings containing approximately 10.5 million square feet of space and 17 apartment buildings comprising over four million square feet of residences. For more information about Rudin Management Company, please visit https://www.rudin.com/.